Date: 29 July 2020
Please refer to airline flight operations update below.
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1. MANDATORY SWAB TEST FOR COVID-19 TEST UPON ARRIVAL IN TAIWAN
Due to the rapid increase of COVID-19 positive cases in the Philippines, starting July 26, ALL arriving passengers coming from the Philippines to Taiwan must be mandatory swabbed for COVID-19 test on arrival.
a. Taiwan nationals and Foreign nationals (with an Alien Resident Certificate or a resident visa, migrant workers, foreign students, and foreign diplomats) must, whether they have symptoms or not, have their specimens collected at the airport upon entry into the country. Those who have symptoms shall be transported to a group quarantine facility to await test results; asymptomatic individuals shall undergo a 14-day period of home quarantine at home or at a quarantine hotel.
b. Foreign nationals without an Alien Resident Certificate must provide a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test result issued within three days of boarding before they can board their flight or their transit flight, or to enter Taiwan. Those who wish to enter Taiwan must also undergo home quarantine for 14 days after entry into the country.
Taiwan government also request all travelers to complete the health declaration via online Quarantine System before boarding for entering Taiwan. Kindly use the link: https://hdhq.mohw.gov.tw/
Please be guided of the existing regulations for passengers entering Taiwan.
2. TRANSIT PASSENGERS ARE ALLOWED AT TAIWAN TAOYUAN INTERNATIONAL
Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) lifted the transit ban at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and allowed transit passengers effective 00:00 Taipei Standard Time of June 25, 2020. In order to minimize the risk of infection posed by transit passengers, related restrictions are implemented.
a. transit flights from or to China where COVID-19 continues to spread are not allowed
b. transit passengers are required to fly with the same airline (China Airlines and Eva Air and Cathay Pacific)
c. transit passengers are required to leave Taiwan within eight hours.
3. UPDATE ON REGULATION OF CROSS-BOUNDARY CONVEYANCES AND TRAVELERS IN
HONG KONG (CAP. 599H)
In reference to ADV20-173 DATED 22 July 2020, additional two (2) specified countries will be required of the additional requirements for entering Hong Kong.
All passengers who have been to the following countries for the past 14 days are required to produce additional documentation/ proofs before acceptance in the flight as required by the Hong Kong Government.
Effective 25 July 2020:
6. The Philippines
7. South Africa
Effective 29 July 2020:
9. United States of America
1. A letter or certificate in English or Chinese issued by a laboratory or health institution bearing the name and identity card or passport number of the traveler to show that:
– the test was taken within 72hrs before the scheduled time of departure
– the test conducted on the sample is a nucleic acid test for COVID-19
– the test result is negative for COVID-19
Original lab report of the test issued by the laboratory or healthcare
institution bearing the name and identity card or passport number of the
3. A letter or Certificate in English or Chinese issued by the local government where the laboratory or health is located is recognized and approved of the government.
4. Confirmation of room reservation in a hotel in Hong Kong for not less than 14 days from the day of arrival.
Passengers incoming from those 7 high-risk countries as listed must have confirmed hotel booking for quarantine purpose and cannot go home even if they have residential place in Hong Kong. All cost associated with the 14 days quarantine in the hotel will be on passengers own cost. Home quarantine is not permitted.
This requirement is applied to all regardless of nationality except those transiting in Hong Kong.
REGISTRATION GUIDELINES AND LINKS FOR PASSENGERS ARRIVING IN THE PHILIPPINES
Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, PAL and the Philippine Government have issued precautionary measures, mandatory protocols and requirements for travelers. In line with this, passengers in international flights to the Philippines must register before flight departure.
For non-OFWs arriving in the Philippines, a confirmed booking at a hotel accredited by Tourism and Health Agencies for at least 2 days is required.
All passengers must register in advance and pre-book their hotels as necessary to avoid any inconvenience and experience faster processing upon arrival.
Emirates have updated the travel requirements forall passengerstransiting and travelling to Dubai, which take effect from 01 August 2020.
Travelling to Dubai on or after 1 August 2020
– Depending on the passengers’ nationality they can get a visa on arrival, or passengers can apply for a visit visa from Dubai Immigration before they travel. Check if you need a visa here.
– From 1 August 2020 all passengers arriving in Dubai from any destination, including passengers connecting in Dubai, must have a negative COVID-19 test certificate to be accepted on the flight. The test must be taken a maximum of 96 hours before departure. This excludes children under the age of 12 and passengers who have a moderate or severe disability.
– If the UAE government has specified a designated laboratory in the passengers country of origin, then they must get the certificate from that lab. If it is not specified, please use an accredited lab in their country of departure.
– Passengers may need to take another COVID-19 PCR test on arrival. If passengers take a test at the airport, they must remain in their hotel or residence until they receive the test result. If the test result is positive, the client will be required to undergo isolation and follow the Dubai Health Authority guidelines. Passengers must also download the COVID-19 – DXB Smart App, links are available click for both iOS and Android
– All travelers to Dubai, including passengers with a connecting flight, must complete this health declaration form and give it to the staff at check-in. This form will also be available at check-in.
– Passengers will also need to complete the quarantine undertaking form provided on board if Dubai is your final destination. They will hand this form to the Dubai Health Authority staff on arrival.
Departing from Dubai on or after 1 August
– All passengers travelling from Dubai to UK or Europe (and other mandated destinations) will be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test no more than 96 hours before departure and present the test result certificate at check-in.
– Before your client travels, please check the requirements of the country they are travelling to. They may need to take a printed COVID-19 PCR test before you depart.
COVID-19 flight and travel restrictions remain in place across many countries around the world. Emirates are closely monitoring the situation as it evolves, and hope to resume services as soon as conditions allow. This includes receiving government approvals, the easing of travel restrictions, and commercial demand. Emirates will announce any service resumption when we can, please continue to refer to this link to Find out which destinations they’re flying to and from .
CHINA EASTERN AIRLINES
Please see below the flight cancellations of China Eastern Airlines this August:
Please refer to the image below for the active flights at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminals: